Tuesday, July 19, 2011

And We're Off!

I told Dr. F about the pain, and he said both were common referral pains from esophageal cancer.  He also said he's changed up my new chemo regimen.  Now, I shall be doing the Camptosar  every two weeks, and take the Xeloda pills for one week, with a week off.  This would be an easier regimen on me.


For my pre-meds, we have once again decadron, but now also atropine and zofran.  No more Herceptin, since it wasn't actually making inroads in the control of the cancer.  And it's not approved for use with Camptosar, anyway.


Atropine makes me a bit woozy, or at least I'm attributing my wooziness to it. :)  I just wish I didn't get so darned anxious about new chemos.  I mean, so far, so good on this one.


Here's a shot of Jane working on the most vicious jigsaw puzzle ever.  By the time we were done with my infusions, there was a volunteer and another chemo patient helping her.
Look at that concentration!


So, now I am home, and I was told to take my first four Xeloda pills with tonight's dinner.  Oh joy. :)


And that means, before I go to bed, I must slather on the emu oil onto both hands and feet.  I predict much sheet washing in my future.


Love to all!

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